Ireland is a land full of statues. This one is my favorite. It’s Oscar Wilde in repose, looking a bit sheepish. It was commissioned by Guinness in 1997 and the sculptor says the author’s expression is meant to display both comedy and tragedy, capturing his dual nature. Around it in Merrion Square are quotes from Wilde (as well as statues of his pregnant wife and an interpretation of Dionysus) which are all fantastic, and right across the street is his boyhood home.